Questions tagged [kali-linux]

This tag should be used if your question involves Kali Linux, a Linux distribution based on Debian. Question regarding Kali Linux should not be related to specific setup (installing specific driver, modifying sources.list...) but oriented toward usage of Kali Linux tools. Kali is often used for security testing and comes with a huge set of tools for that. It is not a general-purpose Linux desktop distribution.

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Invalid signature for Kali Linux repositories : “The following signatures were invalid: EXPKEYSIG ED444FF07D8D0BF6 Kali Linux Repository”

I cannot update my Kali Linux, when trying to execute apt-get update I get this error message: # apt-get update Get:1 http://kali.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/kali kali-rolling InRelease [30.5 kB] Err:1 ...
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What should be in the sources.list for Kali Rolling Linux? [duplicate]

This is exact content from my sources.list: # # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 2016.1 _Kali-rolling_ - Official Snapshot amd64 LIVE/INSTALL Binary 20160830-11:29]/ kali-rolling contrib main non-free #...
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How to fix apt-get install / update not working on my Kali Linux [closed]

I'm using Kali Linux but the "apt-get install" command is not working to install any application on my system. I think it's got something to do with my Kali Linux repository sources.list file. The ...
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Getting Error on updating Kali Linux 403 Forbidden [IP: 144.217.77.182 80] [closed]

I have tried to update my Kali Linux recently and this is what happening ┌─[root@PiratePRO]─[/] #apt-get update Hit:1 https://packages.microsoft.com/ubuntu/14.04/prod trusty InRelease ...
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Kali Linux is Installed but not showing in boot manager

I recently bought a new Laptop: Lenovo IdeaPad 320e Intel i5 7200 2.5GHz processor 8Gb RAM 2Gb NVidia 940mx Graphics 1TB HDD It came with freeDOS so i installed Windows 10 on it on EFI mode. A few ...
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I can't install software-center on Kali

It shows this error oot@kali:~# apt-get install software-center Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package software-center is not ...
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Can't install Linux Headers (Kali Linux)

I am trying to install Linux headers for Kali Linux on my machine and I have tried every possible solution on the internet but it always show "Unable to locate packages " root@kali:/usr/sbin# apt-get ...
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Problems with the Wifi connections (RTL8723BE). Kali Linux

I'd been using Kali on my VM for quite a long time and few days ago I've decided to install it like my main OS. Kali Linux installation process During the installation it said this The missing ...
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Kali rolling vs kali sana repository

Changing the source.list >> header to kali rolling repository. Is kali rolling stable than kali-sana. I have some issues with kali sana old. Instalation of updates via kali-sana old repo was slower. ...
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Install Headers on Kali [closed]

apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-4.9.0-kali3-amd64 E: Couldn'...
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How to connect to wifi from command line?

I'm using latest version of Debian-based Linux Kali. Maybe it is an XY problem, as the main problem is after I log in to the system I get a blank screen and mouse pointer. Somebody on the Internet ...
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airmon-ng: ls: cannot access '/sys/class/ieee80211/': No such file or directory

Background: I am running the latest version of Kali Linux in a vmware workstation and I have a Cisco AE2500 wifi usb which works as a wifi adapter in Windows 10. Unfortunately, when i run the airmon-...
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Enable Wi-fi on Kali Linux

I just installed Kali Linux on Dell Inspiron 1545, and am unable to get wireless connection. I attempted the following root@kali:~# lspci -knn | grep Net -A2 0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: ...
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Problem installing tor on Kali Linux

I'm trying to install tor on my Kali Linux 2016.1 (kali-rolling). When I type apt-get install tor in Terminal, this error appears: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Error: could not find a distribution template for Kali/kali-rolling [duplicate]

Trying to follow Enabling the Yubico PPA on Ubuntu : Yubico Support, by executing: add-apt-repository ppa:yubico/stable && sudo apt-get update yet, getting following message: # add-apt-...
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Can't install TL-WN821N (V5) drivers on Kali

I'm trying to install the drivers to my wireless adapter (TL-WN821N version 5): I have already tried the following: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hanipouspilot/rtlwifi sudo apt update sudo apt ...
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How to set custom resolution using xrandr when the resolution is not available in 'Display Settings'

I'm a new Linux user trying to change the screen resolution as there is no option under display. I have successfully managed to add new resolutions by fluke by following online guide. I don't have a ...
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Installing Kali on a USB drive - NOT Live USB or Persistence partition

Greeting's, to clarify; my question is not creating a Live USB drive or a persistence partition but creating a USB with GRUB bootloader (or other) and Kali which can be used on any machine. This is ...
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Why does “drm:vmw_host_log [vmwgfx]] *ERROR* Failed to send host log message” show up and what can I do to fix it?

This error shows up everytime I install Kali Linux, whenever I try to boot it. Then, it dissapears and the screen blacks out. The error is the following:+[drm:vmw_host_log [vmwgfx]] *ERROR* Failed to ...
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Cannot compile kernel: error, kernel does not support PIC mode

I have troubles recompiling my Kernel. Downloading the source package, decompress it and running fakeroot make-kpkg kernel_image leads me to the error [...] CHK include/...
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How to use Wireless Network in Virtualbox?

I'm trying to enable Wireless on VirtualBox in my Ubuntu 14.04. I use a Kali Linux as the guest OS, but this OS not show the wi-fi when I connect it. After starting the guest OS, it still does not ...
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Unable to Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Kali

I am experiencing errors while trying to install Virtualbox Guest Additions on a fresh install of Kali Linux 64-bit. Windows 10 64-bit is the host OS. apt-get update apt-get upgrade -y apt-get dist-...
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Software center not working on kali linux?

I followed the instructions for installing kali linux and put these commands into the terminal: apt-get update apt-get install software-center I also added: deb http://http.kali.org/ /kali main ...
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How to change the boot kernel of a usb live w/ persistent running Kali

First, the issue that I'm having is being unable to run VirtualBox on Kali 2.0. I set up a usb live with persistence running Kali 2.0, which at the time had the 4.6.0-kali1-amd64 kernel. I have ...
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Why to use Kali Linux instead of “Ubuntu with Kali Tools”? [closed]

There are a lot of tutorials which show how to install Kali Linux's tools on Ubuntu distros. So I was wondering, why do pen-testers use Kali instead of Ubuntu? while it's more reliable & fancy ...
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How to upgrade Kali Linux

I've installed Kali Linux (normally I use ArchLinux, but I need Kali for work) and every time I want to upgrade, a few packages can't upgrade and are kept back. To force them to update I have to ...
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Using Kali Linux

I've seen a lot of tutorials on how to crack a WPA/WPA2 Network using Reaver or Aircrack-Ng on Kali Linux. However, neither of these tools work for me. With Reaver, after it switches to the correct ...
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Issues installing linux headers on Kali 3.18

I've been trying to install virtualbox on kali-linux. But I ran into a few problems when trying to install Linux headers. Before installing anything I ran: $ apt-get upgrade $ apt-get update $ ...
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installing proprietary nvidia drivers Kali 2016.2

I managed to render my installation of kali linux 2016.2 useless, so I re-installed it, and started the process over again, following the tutorial found under: https://www.blackmoreops.com/2014/03/13/...
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Can't Login to using root user in Kali 2.0 Sana after update

I recently updated my Kali to Sana and I am unable to login as root using my old credentials. I am able to login to the Console with the same username and password but I am not able to login using ...
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Wi-Fi adapter not showing any IPv4 address in Kali Linux [closed]

I have bought an Alfa AWUS036NH and I think I have set it up properly but when I type ifconfig while running Kali Linux, there is no device showing an IPv4 address. Output: eth0: flags=4163<UP,...
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Kali Linux 4.6.0-kali1-686-pae issues

I am using a virtual machine to run Kali linux and when I run this command apt-get install -y dkms linux-headers-$(uname -r) it gives me this error: E:Unable to locate package dkms E:Unable to ...
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Wireless connection not figuring in VMware Workstation 10(Kali-Linux)

I just installed kali-linux on my VMware workstation 10. I had to check for the wireless connection in the kali-linux. I tried to check for the wireless-network connection(WiFi);but,it was incorrectly ...
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Can not get wireless to work

#iwconfig usb0 no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. lo no wireless extensions. #ifconfig eth0: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 ether ec:...
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How to solve the problem of PostgreSQL service doesn't start?

This is about Metasploit Framework. root@kali:~# service postgresql start [....] Starting PostgreSQL 9.1 database server: main[....] The PostgreSQL server failed to start. Please check the log ...
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python2 and OpenSSL don't play together on Kali - how to fix?

I have a Kali Linux distrubution which is Kali GNU/Linux Rolling (currently version 2017.3) on amd64. I'm keeping it regularly up to date and have not meddled with system files or the package ...
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Metasploit ruby “bad interpreter: Permission denied”

When I'm typing in my terminal msfconsole I got something like this: bash: /usr/bin/msfconsole: /usr/share/metasploit-framework/ruby: bad interpreter: Permission denied ls -l /usr/share/metasploit-...
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No audio on Kali Linux [duplicate]

I know that specifics are what get answers, but unfortunately here's where I'm at. I don't fully understand how the linux system works and operates. I do enjoy it because I feel like there are so many ...
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Unable to monitor mode and injection work on my wifi card bcm43142

I have dual booted my laptop with kali Linux. After working on it somehow I managed to get work my Wi-Fi. But I'm unable to start monitor mode and injection. When I execute airmon-ng start eth1 it ...
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I have the latest Kali installed on Feb22,2019 (4.19.0) ,which usb wifi adapter should I use [duplicate]

I have bought a usb adapter with this identification (0bda:f179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp). but it didnt work on VMware station kali linux, so on the local market there are two other usb devices; TP ...
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Cannot update software center repositories

There is an app in kali by name 'Software' which is empty. So i tried to install software center and this is what i got "You need to add the repositories first. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add ...
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Cannot Install anything on Kali Linux 2018 [duplicate]

root@Kali:~# echo -e "deb http://http.kali.org/kali sana main non-free contrib\ndeb http://security.kali.org/kali-security/ sana/updates main contrib non-free" > /etc/apt/sources.list root@Kali:~# ...
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Guest additions 'unable to locate program' Kali Linux 2.0

Problem: When trying to install guest additions in Kali linux the following error occurs. Oops! There was a problem running this software. Unable to locate program This occurred after a fresh ...
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Where is .bashrc file found in Linux?

I am not finding my .bash_login and .bash_profile root@linux:~# locate .bash* /etc/bash.bashrc /etc/skel/.bashrc /etc/skel/.bashrc.original /home/noroot/.bashrc /home/noroot/.bashrc.original /root/....
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What are the contents of /bin/bash, and what do I do if I accidentally overwrote them

I accidentally overwrote the /bin/bash file with a dumb script that I intented to put inside the /bin folder. How do I get the contents of that file back? Is there a way I can find the contents on ...
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Bash Script Permission denied & Bad Interpreter

I'm on a kali linux 64 bit. I have created a python script which takes 2 arguments to start. I don't want to type out every time the exact same paths or search in the history of the commands I used ...
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Difference between Kali Linux 2.0 mini and Light

Recently Kali Linux 2.0 is released and they release Normal,Minimal and Light ISO installations. Minimal Kali Linux installations has necessary software packages and some other motivations.Some of ...
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No sound after login - Kali 2016.2

I juste made a clean install of the last Kali (not the light one) on my TP300 Full disk and encrypted Then I updated everything and added Linux headers (I'm not a pro at all with Linux), installed my ...
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Attempting to compile any kernel yields a certification error

I'm currently attempting to follow this guide in order to install the 4.5.7 kernel with Grsecurity on my Kali Linux desktop. I am following that list of instructions verbatim, except for the fact ...
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Cannot find linux-headers-4.3.0-kali-amd64

I'm trying to install the VMware tools in a VMPlayer VM but in a certain point of the installation I need to set the linux-headers path. So I go and try to install it with this command: apt-get ...